Argentipallium obtusifolium (Sond.) Paul G.Wilson

Nuytsia 8: 458 (1992) APNI

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Native

Erect, somwhat rigid, non-rhizomatous perennial, 10–35 cm high; branches silvery from matted cottony hairs. Leaves oblanceolate or c. linear, 0.5–2.5 cm long, 1–3 mm wide, commonly obtuse, upper surface glabrous, green and slightly viscid, lower surface covered by dense silvery hairs. Capitula solitary, broadly-campanulate, c. 1–3 cm diam.; outer bracts papery, brown; inner bracts with yellow-green claws and a white, opaque lamina, 4–12 mm long; outer florets female; inner florets bisexual. Flowers Aug.–Dec.

CVU, DunT, EGL, EGU, GipP, Glep, Gold, GGr, LoM, MuF, MuM, OtP, OtR, VVP, WPro, Wim. Also SA, NSW, Tas. A widespread species in sandy soils in heathland, mallee-heathland and stringybark woodland.

Source: Short, P.S. (1999). Argentipallium. In: Walsh, N.G.; Entwisle, T.J. (eds), Flora of Victoria Vol. 4, Cornaceae to Asteraceae. Inkata Press, Melbourne.
Updated by: Val Stajsic, 2019-04-08
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life Life
kingdom Plantae
phylum Tracheophyta
superorder Asteranae
order Asterales
family Asteraceae
Higher taxa


Source: AVH (2014). Australia's Virtual Herbarium, Council of Heads of Australasian Herbaria, <>. Find Argentipallium obtusifolium in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Argentipallium obtusifolium in Victorian Biodiversity Atlas
  Bioregion Occurrence status Establishment means
Lowan Mallee present native
Murray Mallee present native
Wimmera present native
Glenelg Plain present native
Victorian Volcanic Plain present native
Murray Fans present native
Gippsland Plain present native
Otway Plain present native
Goldfields present native
Central Victorian Uplands present native
Greater Grampians present native
Dundas Tablelands present native
East Gippsland Lowlands present native
East Gippsland Uplands present native
Wilsons Promontory present native
Otway Ranges present native

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Western Australia
South Australia
New South Wales